A few years ago I was asked to give a lecture on the development not Sacred Music and its place in the liturgy. I considered writing this up as a series of articles, but Dr Kwasniewski has posted a lecture, remarkably similar to mine but better!
A straightforward video post today. Here is the beautiful Credo IV performed by Schola Una Voce a few months ago. I first heard this setting of the creed in an album recorded by Westminster Cathedral Choir and particularly loved the organ accompaniment. There is just something heavenly about a major subdominant in mode I!
Blessed be Her Glorious Assumption!
On this feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I wish to share the hymn from Second Vespers ‘Ave Maris Stella.’ This hymn dates back to the 11th century and is of unknown origin, although it is often attributed to St Bernard. It is, however, a much later rendering that I write of here, that of Marcel Dupre.Continue reading “Feast of the Assumption: Ave Maris Stella, Marcel Dupré”